Internship Experience @ Legal Scriptures, Delhi: Worked with Senior High Court Advocates

Name, college, year of study

Moulika Diwakar, 2nd Year, National Law University, Odisha

Name of the Organisation, city

Legal Scriptures, New Delhi

Application Process with Contact Details

You can send in your applications at [email protected] or at [email protected]

Duration of Internship & Timings

I interned for a period of almost 40 days in the months of November and December 2018.

One was required to report at the High Court of Delhi in the morning at around 10 AM and attend the cases listed for the day. After 4-5 PM we usually headed to the office to attend client meetings and prepare for the upcoming matters.

Main Tasks

During the course of my internship, I was given one of the best exposures in the field of litigation.

I worked on various areas of law, ranging from Service laws and sanction for prosecution of government employees, Arbitration law, and Land Acquisition laws. I was also asked to research upon areas of Intellectual Property and Constitutional Law. By the end of my internship, I submitted various write-ups on judicial review, workings of CVC and CBI and reliance of foreign jurisprudence in Indian Courts.

Apart from that, I got hands-on experience on how to prepare for a case from scratch. I learnt how to file petitions, prepare case notes and briefings, draft legal opinions and notices, and research for case laws. The most important thing I learnt over the course of my internship was to understand the functioning of the Court system. From the smallest requirement to the important procedures that are required to be taken care of.

Other than that, the most important takeaway was the learnings from client meetings and other briefings. It gave me a great deal of experience in knowing how to proceed at the most preliminary stage when a matter comes to you.

The diverse kinds of cases that came to the firm were the main reason that made the internship absolutely worthwhile, since it gave me the opportunity to gain experience in the most crucial areas of laws. Most importantly, I also got the opportunity to work with some of the most reputed senior advocates of the Delhi High Court.

Best Thing

The people in the office made the whole experience what it actually was. Initially I was supposed to intern for only a period of 20-25 days, however, I chose to stay longer and I ended up working for the most part of my vacations. This was only due to the reason that each day, I was for certain taught something new by one of the counsels and given tasks that always kept me engaged.

Everyone in the office worked for long hours, which is very much required in the field, but not even on a single day I felt any sort of frustration or exhaustion because of the working environment they maintained. All the people around would be there to help you and figure things out. They were the most kind, warm, welcoming and enthusiastic people I had ever met and they always kept the office lively.

Despite everyone being absolute chill, the best part was the sincerity of the team. Work which was not up to the mark was never acceptable and there was no scope for substandard work either. There were many times where I had faced their extreme anger and reprimands for not meeting the required standard of work even on the smallest thing, but I eventually found it to be for my own betterment.

Bad Things

None. Except for the long and extensive working hours. But that’s an integral part of Litigation.

Stipend

There is no stipend. However, few of those who are able to go beyond the standards and expectations and are able to impress the team do receive some amount as a token of their appreciation.

 

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